XM Studios Premium Collectibles shared a new round of photos of a prototype piece of the G1(ish) Optimus Prime statue they're working on. The 3D printed prototype shows just how large the statue is intended to be, matching an adult's torso in height. The statue's design takes G1 Optimus and piles on mechanical detail to give it a more complex look. And according to XM Studios' Facebook post, they're not done detailing it yet, so expect the final issue to go even farther than this! We've mirrored the photos, keep reading to see them now!
While Hallmark has offered G1-themed Christmas ornaments in the past, they've now branched out into stylized plush toys! Their "itty bittys" line of plushes are about four inches tall and fall into the same basic cutesy, low-detail, unified body type lines as Funko's PoPs and Dorbz. The line includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Soundwave, & Megatron, and run $7 each. Keep reading to see photos!
With the news already slipping out days ago, we have the official new here from Hasbro about their ‘Power of Primes’ fan vote that formally begins on January 23rd! They have sent us the full details on the polling that will be setup to chose between tree different candidate groups defined as Honor, Chaos, and Order. From which four finalists will be declared, and a final voting round will be held in Feburary to name the winner. Read on for the official details below.
The Guardian has posted an article entitled "How We Made Transformers,"
featuring the recollections of writer Bob Budiansky and TV series editor Bryce Malek. Much of it we've heard before, though Malek provides some new insights. But it's an interesting inside look at how Transformers took shape, and worth reading. Keep reading for excerpts and a link!
Imaginarium Art has posted a new render to their Facebook page revealing an upcoming statue. Inspired by the animated Transformers The Movie, the statue depicts Grimlock and Wheelie fighting off a pack of Sharkticons in a very dynamically arranged piece. This appears to be the payoff to a post from back in November where they showed off various angles of a high detail Grimlock render, which we can see now was being designed as the centerpiece to this statue. Pricing and release details TBD, but keep reading to get a good look at the renders!